Scientific Statement on Resuscitation Education

Highlights from the 2018 AHA Scientific Statement on Resuscitation Education

In Education & Quality Improvement, Infographics by Adam Cheng3 Comments

Survival outcomes from cardiac arrest are poor.  To date, much effort has been placed in gaining greater understanding related to medical science of cardiac arrest – the first element of the Formula for Survival.1  The American Heart Association’s Scientific Statement on Resuscitation Education Science2 was published on June 21, 2018. It draws attention to the other two critical elements in the Formula for Survival: educational efficiency and local implementation.

This scientific statement is the product of a collaborative effort of clinicians, educators, researchers and administrators who reviewed the literature and, through a consensus process, outlined guidance on the following 8 topic areas: mastery learning and deliberate practice, spaced learning, contextual learning, feedback and debriefing, innovative educational strategies, assessment, faculty development, and knowledge translation and implementation. Highlights from the Scientific Statement are outlined in the following 8 infographics which are available for download as PNG images (click on the images below) and PDF documents (click on the topic titles in this paragraph). They are free to disseminate, but please link back to the full Scientific Statement on Resuscitation Education.

Targeted at resuscitation educators, the Scientific Statement on Resuscitation Education highlights practical strategies that have been shown to improve learning and performance outcomes.  By enhancing the acquisition and retention of key skillsets, providers are more likely to translate these skills to the real clinical environment, which will ultimately improve outcomes from cardiac arrest.

References

1.
Søreide E, Morrison L, Hillman K, et al. The formula for survival in resuscitation. Resuscitation. 2013;84(11):1487-1493. [PubMed]
2.
Cheng A, Nadkarni V, Mancini M, et al. Resuscitation Education Science: Educational Strategies to Improve Outcomes From Cardiac Arrest: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. June 2018. [PubMed]
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Adam Cheng
Dr. Adam Cheng is a Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He served as chair for the AHA Scientific Statement on Resuscitation Education Science.
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